Hurts had 222 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Tigers (2-2, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Watts finished with 103 receiving yards and a score and Eric Medina kicked three field goals.
The Hornets (0-4, 0-3) dominated the first half, amassing 280 offensive yards while holding Texas Southern to just 104 yards. They led 17-6 at the break.
But the Tigers rallied in the second half. Watts returned the second half kickoff for a score to cut ASU's lead to 17-13. Then, following a field goal by the Hornets that made it 20-13, Medina kicked a 49-yard field goal to tighten the score again, 20-16 with 5:42 left in the third quarter.
Quinterris Toppings had 323 passing yards with one touchdown for ASU.
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